Sunday, July 21, 2013

Scarborough fair cover on chapman stick and Persian daf

Back in 1993, I bought my first 10 string Chapman stick from Guitar Showcase in San Jose, CA and began studying with master stick player, Bob Culbertson. One of the first songs I learned was Scarborough Fair.

20 years later, my good friend and amazing percussionist Ali Nourbakhsh was in LA on tour with the Lian ensemble. We got together for a day to jam and ended up playing and recording a unique version of Scarborough Fair on Chapman Stick and the Persian Daf. I set up 4 cameras and we did a single take which was both our rehearsal and recording.

Here is the result:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ice Beat Factory in Hong Kong

Back in December, our multimedia performance group had several performances in Hong Kong. I set up a couple of GoPros in various spots during the different performances, including on Max our ice sculpturor's head, and captured some of our moments. Here is a very short video of the performances:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

filming of Jie Ma improvising on the Pipa

I had the chance to film master Pipa player Jie Ma improvising on her instrument a couple of months back. Here is the result: